PAUL Mullin will not be welcome back in Carshalton.
Not only did the hitman score the last gasp equaliser to break their hearts and force a replay in the FA Trophy second round clash in Surrey on Saturday but Mullin then added to their misery by scoring two goals to see them off in Tuesday's replay.
Manager John Coleman admitted the Reds had "got out of jail" as they failed to perform at the War Memorial Sports Ground.
But the Conference South bottom club couldn't live with the Football League hopefuls at the Interlink on Tuesday and Stanley are five games away - the semi-finals are over two legs - from lifting the prized trophy.
They face Conference North 16th placed side Worksop Town at home in the next round on February 4.
And, to boost the Reds even more, they have extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games.
Neither game was the prettiest as Carshalton turned on the style in their cup final at home to give any Reds players who thought it would be a stroll, a major wake-up call.
But they couldn't repeat their heroics up north as a dogged show by Stanley meant, for once, they aren't jinxed in this competition and are enjoying a long-awaited trophy run.
"The lads were stung by a bit of criticism that they got on Saturday saying that you couldn't tell which team were the top of the Conference and which team were bottom of the Conference South," said Coleman.
"I don't think we played like a bottom of the Conference South team on Saturday and you have to give Carshalton a lot of credit for lifting themselves up to our standard. But it did show that if we drop our standards, we can get punished.
"The lads had a point to prove in the replay and none moreso than the two midfielders who were a little bit off the pace in the first half on Saturday but they dominated the game on Tuesday.
"We didn't have too much trouble at our end with them perhaps having three chances while we had 18 to 20.
"It was different to Saturday where Rob Elliot had three one-on- ones to save."
Elliot was certainly the busier keeper on Saturday having to keep out top scorer Luke Fontana - who joined Lewes on Monday - twice before a Michael Johnson corner was headed home by Tchakounte Armel despite the best efforts of Andy Tretton - playing his first competitive game for the Reds - on the line.
That was only after eight minutes but Stanley then came into it with Ian Craney firing the ball low into the net from 20 yards on 29 minutes.
It was thought Stanley would go on and take charge then but it was the home side - who have only won one league game at home all season - who forced the pace.
Elliot had to spectacularly push out a Daniel Nwanze stunner and, with ten minutes left, Craig Dundas broke, Elliot came out and brought him down just inside the area. The referee waved play on with Johnson finishing well for what looked like the winner - and his celebration somersault showed he thought so to.
But then, in injury-time, Craney fired wide of goal. No one quite knew what was happening as the referee, Mr Beck - who was the fourth official who had sent Coleman off at Grays - pulled play back for a Stanley free kick just outside the area. Nwanze had already been booked and was shown a second yellow for allegedly shouting "Man on" as Craney was shooting and it was deemed ungentlemanly conduct.
It took a good few minutes to sort out before Peter Cavanagh rifled in a free kick as the seconds ticked away. The keeper did well to push it out but there was Mullin unmarked to head home the shock equaliser.
The home fans were furious and referee Mr Beck had to walk through a barrage of shouts as he left the pitch.
It did feel like Carshalton's best chance had gone with that late, late goal but, as Stanley found out at Worcester in the FA Cup, they underestimate teams at their peril.
Coleman brought Gary Roberts, Michael Welch and Andy Mangan back into the starting line-up for Tuesday's replay.
They were replacing Tretton, who had struggled in his first competitive game back as the defence failed to contain the Robins frontmen; Rommy Boco, who was one of the players who did okay at Carshalton, and David Brown who, although lively when on the ball, lacked the cutting edge in Surrey.
Roberts had an early shot one-handedly pushed out by Australian keeper Adam Federici while Mullin hit the post but the off-side flag had already gone up.
There were various penalty appeals for a foul on Roberts and then what seemed a blatant hand ball but referee Mr Bratt was having none of it. This was until the 30th minute when Craney tricked his way into the area and Armel took his legs.
Stanley were awarded their seventh penalty of the season and Cavanagh seemed confident enough as he stepped up. However, Federici pushed it out of the bottom corner of the net only for it to once again fall for Mullin to finish off.
Stanley had plenty more shots with Craney firing a number of efforts high and wide, Mangan trying to find a goal without reward and Roberts firing into the side netting and being denied by the keeper.
With only one goal in it, there was always the threat that Carshalton would sneak one and so Coleman brought on Boco and Brown.
And, within seconds, the Benin international had linked up with Mullin and sent the striker racing through and he finished past the out-rushing keeper with the ball trickling over the line.
Carshalton then made a couple of substitutions and had half chances towards the end but Stanley's goal was never really threatened.
"Paul lead the line again well as he always does," said Coleman. "He did well to get on end of the keeper's save and finished well for his other goal.
"I was, though, slightly disappointed with the crowd of 565 as may be they are not taking this competition as seriously as I am. We are desperate to win this cup.
"It's got a great tradition and for me, I remember it being the flag ship for non league. I can't think of any better way if we go out of this league, than holding the trophy. That would be magnificent."